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to the fire. (man) i wish every african-american could visit africa and every african could visit america. it would be the ultimate cultural exchange program. what's up? i'm your host, idris elba, and this is afropop: the ultimate cultural exchange, a presentation of independent documentary films that explore the diverse cultures and experiences of contemporary africans. tonight's featured film is director jamie meltzer's welcome to nollywood. first there was hollywood, then bollywood, and now nollywood, the fast-paced and very frenetic world of the nigerian film industry. over the last ten years, nigerian producers and directors have created the third-largest film industry in the world. having mastered producing videos and pressing dvds in a fraction of the time and with a fraction of the money needed in hollywood, this burgeoning industry generates some $3 billion a year, whoa. you may not know the actors, the directors, or the producers of these films, and you probably won't find them playing in your local movie theater, but nigerian films have taken the african continent by storm, out
very core. quote: "i would never fight on a foreign shore for america again. black people should not be called on to assume the duties of citizenship when they don't enjoy the rights and privileges. a lot of black soldiers have been brainwashed. but when they come back and they see what they fight for doesn't mean a thing and they are still considered niggers, well then, a lot of things are going to happen. it all depends on how much combat fatigue they have." (radio operator david tuck) narrator: the war in vietnam was the first truly "integrated" war ever fought by the united states. for the first time, black and white, men and women, fought side-by-side from the very beginning. [gunshot] captain colin powell arrived in saigon on christmas morning in 1962. his first combat mission was operation grasshopper. in the predawn hours of february 7, his battalion moved out. he would later write... quote: "soon the long green line of troops was swallowed up by the dark jungle. i felt a tingling anticipation. a force of armed men moving into the unknown has certain power, even a touch o
temperate forest regions, the klamath-siskiyou ecoregion. this is a rugged, mountainous area on america's west coast, straddling the border between the states of oregon and california. the ancient forest of the klamath-siskiyou is home to a great diversity of species, many of them rare and endangered. some of its trees are very old and very large, growing here long before the first europeans arrived. it's a place of fast-moving rivers and remote terrain were bigfoot is said to dwell. visitors come here from all over the world. [chainsaw buzzing] but this region has also seen heavy logging of its valuable trees. and its rivers have been dammed in many places. but in spite of these sometimes drastic alterations to the landscape, more than 1/3 of the klamath-siskiyou's old-growth forest remains. and long, wild stretches of river tumble freely through this land. how is it that much of the klamath-siskiyou remains intact? and will this trend continue in this ancient sylvan paradise? [vocalizing and drumming] on the banks of the rogue river, which flows through the heart of the klamath-siskiy
and readiness in mid-america, here's a short quake quiz. this program will reveal the answers to the quake quiz and also share some life-saving tremor tips. but first, let's hear from someone who really knows what it's like to be all shook up. all of a sudden this car started going into all sorts of commotions and jumping up and down and rocking and that sort of thing, and i thought holy... narrator: c.w. watson lived through the largest earthquake in u.s. history. the year was 1964, and the kentucky native was working for the army in alaska. the ground exploded with tremendous force on good friday, which also happened to be watson's 40th birthday. watson: i saw what had happened to the buildings around there where i was, and most of them were, all the glasses were broken out. several of them were knocked down or partially. narrator: this department of defense film captured the destruction. the earthquake's magnitude registered over 9 on the richter scale, meaning the energy it released was 12,000 times greater than the atomic bomb dropped on hiroshima. 115 people died. watson made it safely ho
with deaf people in america really began with thomas hopkins gallaudet. he met a little deaf girl named alice cogswell. one day, he took his hat off and gave it to alice and wrote h-a-t in the sand, and the hat passed back and forth several times, and the word was written, and eventually alice caught on. and this gave the cogswells and gallaudet and other humanitarians the idea that if alice can be taught and the doors of communication can be open to her and therefore give her a much fuller life, why not for other deaf kids in america? the earliest devices to help hard of hearing were the things that have been caricatured over the centuries as ear trumpets. you know, they were these long devices with an insert that you put into your ear, and some were curved and straight but a bell on the end to pick up the sound. here is a comparable hearing trumpet that would've been used by an adult. it's quite large and unwieldy, but you can see that in the bell, it has a fairly sophisticated mechanical device for focusing the sound into the ear. it's difficult to carry around. you certainly can't s
, we all come from different backgrounds. i grew up in latin america. where about? well, i traveled every couple of years because of my dad's job we lived in a different country so i lived in brazil columbia, peru but i came up playing in chicago with lonnie brooks really?... south side and peppers lounge. it was the seventies. west side no, west side first. then the south side then the north side towards the end. he's on alligator. he's a great artist of course. he was my mentor. and dirt came up jazz world. playing in new york, playing in hatian bands, and salsa bands. so everybody brings a lot of different stuff, you know. jim, the bass player, is from memphis. he brings that memphis tradition to his playing. steve, the same, you know, complicated influences. so, eclectic is the word, man. it took me places you know. i started out here in one place and then i am in lima or i'm in macchu picchu or i'm in cusco. you know i was good. i'm happy to hear that. world traveling while i was listening to your music. we figure we'll throw a little of everything in there and see what sticks.
of the waterfront. congress had purchased the vast territory from russia. but what america had exactly bought remained a mystery. to explore and chart the remote coastline, the treasury department dispatched ships from its marine revenue service. these ships represented the government's interest in the arctic. man: at the time of the transfer of alaska in 1867, about the only valid economic resource that was realizable there was the alaska fur seals. ( seals barking, groaning ) narrator: the government received hefty revenues from the yearly harvest of the seals. as months grew into years, the arrival of the cutter was all there was of the federal government in the arctic. the ship's commanding officer worked alone, with minimal communications from washington. man: the revenue cutter service-- they were the marine police force up in the area. there really was no government in that area, no u.s. government in that area, so they had the power to arrest and transport back to san francisco any criminal. no government structure or even a code of criminal laws or civil laws or even property laws wa
's uncanny link between failing forests and missing wolves served as an omen for much of america, for not just yellowstone but the entire country had been nearly swept clean of its big predators during an eradication campaign that waged war on any animal deemed a threat to livestock or game populations. by the 1930s, most of the lower 48 had recorded their last wolf. - i grew up in a ranching family, and we had been very much a part of this history of eradicating predators. the paradigm of ranching was to clean the rangeland of all threats, not only to the livestock but to the grazing base, and that meant eliminating-- you know, creating a silent landscape. the list of predators you had to get rid of was just like this: starting with grizzly bears, jaguars, cougars, wolves, then lynx, then bobcats. and pretty soon, you have just sort of wiped it all out. narrator: one man above all, the naturalist and writer aldo leopold, would capture the ambivalence of american society toward its most controversial predator. in his groundbreaking 1944 essay thinking like a mountain, leopold pen
of the family values coalition. i was a little nervous about talking to him. man, thank god, we live in america, because you guys get to advocate anything you want, but then so do i and so do the rest of the people in lubbock. but i'm telling you right now that if you attempt to implement a comprehensive sex education program in lubbock, it's not going to fly. you're not going to get anywhere with it. any plan will absolutely require the support of elected officials. okay? it doesn't matter -- eric's a bureaucrat. maybe he is a great bureaucrat, but he's a bureaucrat. it doesn't matter if eric thinks it's a great idea, because somewhere up the chain of command of him is a guy who's elected, that people like me put in office. and ultimately, what that means is that if eric puts in a policy that is not in agreement with the community at large, we will have our elected official fire that person, or replace him. shelby: you're right, you will. it would help us a lot if powerful people in the community, like yourself, weren't so -- you know, people who, i guess, think they have a lot of influence ov
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that you have something to actually add. and yep, i say that. don't camp. don't camp in america. i mean, because the world is quite beautiful. when you stay here precisely, it's that you get involved in the machinations of success, of "my ferrari is bigger than yours," you know? but it's better to build a person and let yourself become who you are. >> go behind the scenes of the artist toolbox as we interview some of the greatest artists in the world today. for a special look at the production process, guest bios, and information on future episodes, visit >> to order a dvd of this episode for $19.95 plus shipping and handling, please call 1-800-937-5387 or visit qi >> mark doty has said, "making art is a discipline of paying attention." and he pays attention to the art in unlikely places-- in the poetry a bum recites on the subway, in getting tested for hiv with his lover, or here, in a first grader's crayon drawing in a shop window. >> i was walking by the drugstore in the town where i lived then, a small town in massachusetts, and i noticed tha
in north america. that's big energy. that's a big deal. that's story. people are very story conscious up here. thefilmschool is an outcropping of that. i felt, what could i do to encourage embracing the film community more readily here? that clearly was dealing... it went right to storytelling for me. what you have to say, what you have to do creatively, whatever the discipline, it has to be first before, "can i make money at this?" >> which makes me think, is it courage, that artists have the courage to talk about or do the things that nobody else is doing? >> oh, i know that something i read a long time ago is that talent is something that is within your control, genius is something in whose control you are. and you feel somewhat ambivalent about, you know, "oh, gee, i have to make money, but god, i've got to write this thing first." so you're driven to write something first, which may or may not be recognized in its time as being as terrific a piece as it is in its own time and place. >> you read a lot of new filmmaker's works. and often when i've done that i see that they are either
in america. i mean there are a lot of other issues that are out there as well. do you think or that there will ever be a movement to try to get a kind of cross generational commitment to some of the issues like alzheimer's that are affecting people who are aging and dealing with that in the way that, whether it's race for the cure or mothers against drunk driving or some of the other national movements that have grown up? >> you know, aging, i mean you've said it. you know, it's going on all over the world. it's one of the most powerful factors that will influence our futures. and we aren't talking about it. we're thinking about it as something that happens to us individually -- or to our parents. but this will change this-- this demographic change is going to change every aspect of our lives. from education, families, financial, services, everything's gonna change. and we should think about it so that we make sure it changes in a way that we're happy about. and it provides more opportunities as opposed to just react to something that went wrong. >> what societies do a reall
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